Welcome to Ilkley Karate Club
Ilkley Karate Club is the longest running Karate Club in the local area. It is a friendly open club with a string of successes at international, national and local level competitions. We train at the Ben Rhydding Methodist Church four times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings). We follow the Shukokai style of karate which in its most basic translation means: "An association where people come together to study the martial arts". This is core to the focus of the club which encourages mutual respect and coming together to learn.
We would encourage anyone to try karate - it aims to develop: character, humility, confidence, self esteem, self control, determination, and patience. No other physical discipline offers so much.
The art of karate also develops and enhances physical abilities that would take a multitude of sports to develop. Students improve balance, coordination, muscle tone, cardio-vascular conditioning, timing, rhythm, hand-eye coordination, hand-foot coordination, and flexibility...All that, and self defence as well. You won't learn most of this lifting weights or running on a treadmill at a gym.
Please browse the site which hopefully will answer many of your questions, but if not - please don't hesitate to get in touch.